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Black police officers supporting Colin Kapernick

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Missouri governor stops execution DNA evidence points to man’s innocence for a 1998 murder By Frederick H. Lowe Marcellus Williams was scheduled to die tonight for a 1998 murder, but Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued a stay of execution this afternoon because new DNA evidence doesn’t link Williams to the crime. The 48-year-old Williams has always proclaimed his innocence for […]

August 22, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Underwear on a clothesline

Mechanized underwear fights lower back pain

Posted by Heidi Hall Combining the science of biomechanics and advances in wearable tech, a team of engineers has designed a smart, mechanized undergarment that could help prevent lower back pain. “I’m sick of Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne being the only ones with performance-boosting supersuits.” Well over half of all adults will experience low back pain in their lifetimes, […]

August 22, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Stephen Bannon

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  Steve Bannon is out   By Frederick H. Lowe Stephen K. Bannon, who some black leaders called a white supremacist while lobbying against his appointment to the White House staff, today lost his job as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. President Trump told senior aides today he planned to remove Bannon two days after telling reporters during a news […]

August 18, 2017 · 0 comments ·
CEO Kenneth Frazier with President Trump in happier times

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Black CEO quits President Trump’s manufacturing council   By Frederick H. Lowe Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. Inc., a Kenilworth, N.J., pharmaceutical firm, today resigned from President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council to protest the president’s refusal to denounce a rally organized by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rally turned violent, and one counter-protester […]

August 14, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Heather Heyer

Woman murdered during Alt-Right protest saw the problems faced by black men

Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman, who was murdered while protesting a Nazi and a Klu Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Va., said as a white woman she enjoyed liberties not accorded to black men. “You’re a college graduate, but if you walk into the store you may have people following you, and it’s not fair,” Alfred Wilson one of Heyer’s […]

August 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
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Woman killed at white nationalist political rally in Virginia Police arrest Ohio man By Frederick H. Lowe Police today arrested the driver of a car that plowed into two parked cars at a high-rate of speed setting off a chain-reaction accident that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured 19 others who were protesting a “Unite the Right” rally organized by […]

August 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Pharmaceutical companies paid physicians to prescribe opiods

1 in 12 U.S. doctors got payment from opioid makers

Posted by David Orenstein As public health officials combat the opioid overdose epidemic, in part by reducing unnecessary prescribing, a study shows that drug manufacturers paid more than $46 million to more than 68,000 doctors over a 29-month period. “What we found was astounding…” In a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, Brandon Marshall, associate professor […]

August 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
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  Michael Jackson’s ranch is for sale Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is on the sale block for $100 million. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif., includes a train station, a six-bedroom house, a 50-seat movie theater and two lakes. It is located 125 miles from Los Angeles. Jackson, “The King of Pop,” died in 2009. Suspended Fox host also […]

August 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Sen. Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana on the federal level

Sen. Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana on the federal level

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D., N.J.) has introduced legislation that would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making pot legal at the federal level. Booker’s bill, “The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017,” also would incentivize states by paying them with taxpayer money to change their marijuana laws if those laws were shown to have a disproportionate effect on […]

August 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus have expressed concern about the merger between Amazon and Whole Foods

Congressional Black Caucus concerned about Amazon/ Whole Foods deal

By Frederick H. Lowe Online retailer Amazon.com’s agreement to buy Whole Foods Market, the upscale grocery chain, for $13.4 billion has some members of the Congressional Black Caucus concerned because they fear it could lead to more food deserts in African-American communities. In a July 20 letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chairman of the […]

August 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·